This house stopped me dead in my track when I was reading the latest issue of Architectural Digest. Nestled in the Monte Carlo Hills, the most impressive aspect of the house which was built in "La Belle Époque" is undoubtedly the glass conservatory addition that looks over the Monaco bay.
The house was so dilapidated when its current owners found it that the entire interiors were stripped out and planned again from scratch by designer Timothy Whealon.
Whealon mostly used furtniture and antiques used in the couple's previous townhouse in London and adapted it to the more relaxed and sunny Monte Carlo lifestyle. The David Hicks inspired chairs are a personal favorite.
Who wouldn't want to spend hours on end in that glass conservatory, curled up on the long chair reading a book, or playing backgammon at the game table...
The kitchen is one of my favorite rooms of the house because of it's simplicity. It doesn't scream "I'm a kitchen" yet conveys a relaxed vibe that all breakfast nooks should have.
The graphic wallpaper with the mid-century tulip table and chairs blend in perfectly together, as does the art. A red accent is the perfect addition to the neutral room so I hope the heirloom tomatoes get replaced regularly.
The wallpaper in the powder room is also magnificent, although I'm still not quite sure what to make of the grass stool below the sink...
Library of my dreams... I love the light fixture, the table and the light streaming in from every angle. All that's missing is a comfortable chair for reading (perhaps it's off camera)?
Although the bedroom is a bit too color coordinated for my taste, I can't deny the beauty of the royal blue velvet upholstered bed frame. I'm almost thinking of having mine reupholstered in the same fabric.
What are your thoughts on this house of dreams?